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VOL. VI., No. 20       THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, AUG. 14. 1915.       Subscription price, $1.50 per year
WELL SCREENED FRENCH ARTILLERY POSITION.
One of the heavy guns in the St. Aubin region concealed in a dug-out covered in front and
above by interlaced branches of trees.
MEETING OF CITY COUNCIL.
The regular meeting of the City
Council was held in the Council
Chamber on Monday evening.
Present: His Worship Mayor
Parnham, and Aldermen. Cooke,
Carey, Browne, McDonald and
Henderson.
Minutes of previous meeting
were adopted as read.
A communication from, the
secretary of the Union of Provincial Municipalities requesting the
Council to subscribe and send
delegates to the coming convention to be held at Chilliwack during September, was tabled.
A letter from the Overseas
Aircraft Fund, requesting a donation of $10, received favorable
consideration. The object is to
purchase and donate an aeroplane
to be named Canada.
Aid. McDonald moved, Aid.
Brown seconded, that the Council
donate $10 for aCanada aeroplane.
Carried.
■ Another communication for
funds and requesting the city to
hold a tag day on August 28th for
the purchase of extra surgical
apparatus and instruments, was
referred to the St. John's Ambul
ance Association and Red Cross
Society of this city. Another
request for funds was from a
Patriotic Society for purchasing
of sox and a suggestion for
button day.
The Council decided to purchase
a thousand patriotic buttons, to
be sold at ten cents each, and
hand them over to the school
trustees who will instruct the
teachers and pupils to sell the
buttons to the citizens. It is intended to supply each teacher
with 100 buttons.
Constable Ward's report of
collections for the month of July
was as follows: city road tax $70,
dog tax $52, police court $22.50,
city scales 75c.
Accounts referred to the
Finance Committee were: B.C.
Telephone $2.22, B. G. Crawford
$27.60, C.H. Tarbell & Son 122.05.
Under the heading of Reports
of Committees Aid. Carey, as a
member, of the Finance Committee and secretary of the Board
of School Trustees, reported that
three school teachers had been
appointed at $50 per month, a
first assistant at $70 per month,
and a principal at $100 per month,
to fill the vacancy caused by the
resignation of H. McArthur, thus
effecting a saving of $50 a month
and following out the line of
retrenchment as recommended by
City Clerk McKinnon some time
ago.
On motion the City Clerk was
appointed treasurer of the Machine Gun Fund.
Alex Maxwell was present and
requested information concerning
the chimney of the blacksmith
shop.
In reply the Mayor stated that
Mr. Maxwell would be given a
copy of the by law governing the
building of chimneys.
Aid. McDonold moved that a
vote of thanks be tendered the
West Cumberland Conservative
Band for their services on the
anniversary of the war, also the
speakers who took part in the
day's proceedings on Aug. 4th.
Seconded by Aid. Henderson and
carried.
The meeting adjourned.
EYESI0HT SPECIALIST
Dr. A. McKay Jordan, of Vancouver, the eye specialist, will
visit this city on Thursday afternoon of the coming week, and
will be found at f. D. DcLean's
jewellery store. This will give
the citizens of this city an opportunity of consulting an expert
without going to the expense of
travelling to Vancouver.
The doctor is one of the best
known experts on eye trouble
on the Pacific coast and has written many valuable treatises on
the eye and the troubles arising
from defective sight. In a booklet entitled "Twentieth Century
Science," he says:
"'That eye strain is the result
of irregularity of shape, and not
weakness of the eyes, as is commonly supposed; and that this irregularity is manifest at birth.
As there is at present no known
method that can change the malformed eye to one of normal
shape, it is necessary in order
that the light entering the eye
will focus properly and without
unnatural strain, to apply the
only other alternative that will
control this light and produce
a perfectly clear-cut picture on
the retina, glasses should befitted.
Mrs. J. V. Nordgren, accompanied by her mother who has
been here visiting, leaves for
Bellingham and other Puget sound
cities tomorrow.
A cordial invitation is extended
by the ladies of Grace Methodist
Church to attend a Garden Party
to be held on the lawn at Mrs.
Harry Mounce on Tuesday, Aug.
17th. The grounds will be open
at 3 o'clock p.m., and ice cream
and refreshments will be served.
No admission fee will be charged
and all will be made welcome.
A public meeting will be held
in the City Hall on Wednesday
evening to discuss the question
of an import duty on fuel oil.
Messrs. Thos. E. Bate, J. H. McMillan, T. B. O'Connell and E.
T. Searle will address the meeting. Mayor Parnham has kindly
consented to act as chairman.
Meeting to commence at 8 p.m.
prompt.
The members of the Medical &
Accident Fund of the employees
of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd., are calling for tenders for the ploughing and harrow
ing of the pathway and walks of
the Cumberland cemetery, Tenders will be received up to and
including Saturday, August 28th.
For particulars and information
apply to Mr. P. S. Fagan, Secretary-treasurer, Cumberland, B.C. TWO
THU ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, B. (J.
BE OF GOOD CHEER!
VICTORY FOLLOWS
THE FLAG.
5ty? Jalantor
"Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
B.C., Canada.   Telephone 3-5.
Subscription: One year in advance, $1.50;
Single copies, 5c. Foreign subscriptions
to countries in Postal Union, $2.00
SATURDAY, AUGUST 14th, 1915.
Laurier And The War.
As the grand old man of an
important political party, and a
picturesque and eloquent personality in the public life of Canada,
Sir Wilfrid Laurier has attained
an enviable position, not only as
the foremost French-Canadian,
but as a prominent subject of the
British Empire, whose loyalty
has never been impugned. The
stirring speech he addressed to
an audience at the home of his
boyhood on Saturday, expressed
the feelings of his heart. It was
in line with previous utterances
of his which have become historical, and which breathe a thick
and thin support of Britain on
the part of French-Canadians. It
is to be hoped that Sir Wilfrid's
eloquent appeal to his compatriots
to fight beneath the colors in support of " justice, tolerance and
liberty " will have its due effect.
Sir Wilfrid regrets that he, is
beyond the recruiting age. He
must also regret that in company
with many eminent British statesmen, he was ever deceived as to
German designs. A year or two
ago he declined to believe in the
duplicity of the world foe. Thus
we find him saying in the House
of Commons at Ottawa, February
27th, 1914, with regard to the
creation of the German navy:
" What brought about that
action? What was her motive?
Was it jealousy of England? Was
it the desire—the mad desire of
inflicting without any cause a
humiliation on England, as she
inflicted, for revenge, a humiliation on France? A very natural
reason exists why Germany intended to have a navy, determined to have a fleet of her own.
namely, that she simply obeyed
the law of commerce, as old as
commerce itself.
"There is one fact in the situation  which I think  shows that
DRY   GOODS  AND
GENTS'   FURNISHINGS
-SALE-
AT CAMPBELLS
BEGINS SATURDAY, 14TH INST.
This will be the greatest sale in this district's history and will be the
biggest BARGAIN OPPORTUNITY iri years to purchase High-Class
Dry Goods and Men's Furnishings at Low Prices. We are going to
deluge our entire store with a distribution of Summer Merchandise for
Men and Women at prices that will be within the reach of everyone.
THIS SALE WILL CONTINUE FOR TEN DAYS ONLY
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[See Large Posters.]
tkere is no intention on the part
of Germany to attack England,
and that fact is the German
Emperor. The German Emperor
is undoubtedly one of the great
men of the present age. By intellect, by moral fibre, he has
shown himself wonderfully endowed. In the first years of his
reign, some of his utterances sent
a shiver through those who had
the peace of the world at heart.
Many believed that he was perhaps hankering after military
glory. But as he advanced in
years, and as crisis after crisis
came, his potent influence was
always directed towards peace.
And the day may come, when,
like his illustrious uncle, our late
King, he may be called the peace
maker. At all events we may
presume that if blood is thicker
than water, it ought to be thicker
than water in the veins of kings
and emporers as well as in those
of common mortals. And what
incentive can the German Emper
or have to humiliate a country
like England to which he is
attached by such dear ties."
And this was after the Agadir
incident, and after Lord Haldane's
futile visit to the Kaiser! The
history of the past year has
taught us that it is time we declined to allow party interests to
overrule the vital interests of the
nation. That the eyes of our
leaders, both here and in Britain,
were in too many cases blinded
by merely sectional proclivities is
only too manifest. They cannot
evade the responsibility of their
past utterances. But every man
is at liberty to change his mind.
It is very evident Sir Wilfrid has
changed his, and that he is doing
a manful part in helping along
the fight against the power respecting which he was so much
mistaken. —Vancouver Province.
Inquiries for Lumber.
The department o* lands at
Victoria is receiving frequent inquiries in connection with the,
development of the coast lumber
export trade, and it would appear
that increased attention is being
paid to the securing of millsites
and timber along the northern
seaboard. The information circulated under instructions from
the Honourable the Minister of
Lands for the guidance of manufacturers both in the interior and
on the coast has aroused 4much
interest. Trade inquiries from
importers in the United Kingdom,
Australia, South Africa, California and other markets have been
circulated among the mills, and
good results are hoped for.
Of garden hose and sprinklers
we have a good stock. C, H.
Tarbell and Son. THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B
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PUBLIC   MEETING
Will be held in tbe Cumberland City Hall on Wednesday,
August 18th, to discuss the question of an import duty on
fuel oil. Prominent gentlemen will address the meeting
on this important question. Meeting commences 8 p.m.
MAYOR PARNHAM - Chairman.
LAYRITZ   NURSERIES,
VICTORIA, B.C.
Headquarters for Choice Nursery Stock—all home grown.
Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Small Fruits, Roses, etc.,
and in fact all hardy trees and plants for the Garden.
Largest and best assorted stock in the country. Price list
on application.
[ESTABLISHED 24 YEARS.]
THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Phone 67
Agent for the
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Alex Henderson, Proprietor
Estimates and Designs furnished
on Application
MAROCCHI BROS.
Grocers and Bakers
Agents for Pilsener Beer
Cumberland    Courtenay
E. L. SAUNDERS
PRACTICAL BOOT AND
SHOE MAKER
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Speoialty
West Cumberland
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations
COAL mining rights of the Dominion
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Terri
tones nnd in a portion of the Province of
British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of twenty-one years at an annual rental of
fl an acre. Not more than 2,600 aores
will be leased to one applicant
A pplication for a lease must be made by
the applicant in person to the Agent or sub
Agent of the district in which the rights
applied for aro situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by Motions, or letpl subdivisions
of sections, and in unsurveyed territory
the trace applied for shall be staked out by
theapplicaut himself.
Each application must be accompanied
by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the
rights applied forare not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantable output of the mine at the
rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn return* accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the coal miniag rights are
not being operated, such returns shall be
furnished at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal minim;
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purohase whatever available surface rights may be considered necessary
for the working of the mine at the rate of
flO.OOanacre.
For full information application should
be made to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to  any
Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.
W. W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B— Unauthorised publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
Are you taking complete advantage
of your Telephone Service ?
When you wish to communicate with someone within your own exchange district, how do you do it ?
By Telephone, of course.
Naturally, because it is the quickest and easiest way.
Do you realize that there are over 40,000 telephones on the lower mainland of British Columbia and Vancouver Island that can be reached in the
same quick and easy way ?
In one minute, one hundred and eighty words can be spoken distinctly
over the telephone. The cost of long distance telephoning is a very small
fraction of a cent per word; besides, the charge includes your answer, which
is received immediately. Between 7 p.m, and 8 a.m. you can talk three times
as long as the day period at the same rate. Appointments may be made at
any time during the day..
Can you afford to write letters and wait for answera when this service
is at your command day and night ?
V
B. C. Telephone Co., Ltd.
AMATEUR NURSES
Not Always Useful In Hospitals—Declined to Tend Nobleman
Amateur nursing of "war heroes"
has developed some amusing things.
Some professional English nurses
were in a hospital run by a strange
crowd of English society and artistic
folk. There was a titled poetess
among them; also a poet of undoubted
genius who is noted for the poetic
license of both \ his language and
metre.
The amateur nurses had a way of
crowding around the beds while the
genuine nurses were washing their
patients and changing their bandages.
"We are above such prejudices," said
the poet. The other amateurs seemed to agree with tbem. "But we
aren't," said the professionals. So
the poetical and artistic ones had to
go away and let the patients be bathed without a gallery.
A wounded man, covered with dirt,
was brought into a hospital. Not
only was he muddy but as a result
of a month in the trenches he offended the nose, as well as the eyes
of certain society nurses, who managed to palm him off on some accommodating Sisters of Charity
among the nursing staff. They felt
rather fool'sh the next day when the
wounded man was washed up and
discovered to be the Marquis de Z—,
one of the oldest names and greatest
fortunes in France.
GAS BOMBS FRIGHTFUL
Cause Slow Suffocation tike Prolonged Drowning and Great Pain
The following description of tho
effect of the gas is told by a responsible British officer who visited some
of the men who were disabled by gas
on Hill 60. The letter of this responsible officer, which flrst appeared in
the London Chronicle, follows:
"The whoie of England and the
civilized wor.d," he says, "ought to
have ttie truth fully brought before
them in vivid detail, and not wrapped
up as a present. When we got to the
hospital we had no difficulty in finding out in vhich ward the men were,
as the no.se of the poor devils trying
to get breath was sufficient to direct
us.
"There were about 20 of the worst
cases in the ward, on mattresses, all
more or less in a sitting position,
strapped up against the walls. Their
faces, arms, and hands were of a
shiny, grey black color. . With their
mouths open and leaden glazed eyes,
all were swaying slightly back.v^id
and forward trying to get breath, it
was a most appalling sight. All these
poor black faces struggling for life,
the groaning and the noise of the efforts for breath is awful.
"There vas practically nothing -o
be done for them except to give them
salt and water and try tu make the n
sick. The effect the gas has is to fill
the lungs with a watery frothy matter, which gradually increases and
rises until it fills up the whole sungs
and comes to the mouth—then thoy
die. It is suffocation, slow drowning,
taking in cases one or two days.
Eight died last nifcht out of twency
I saw, and the most of the others I
saw will die, while those who get
over the gas invariably develop acute
pneumonia.
"It is without doubt the most awful
form of scientific torture. Not one
of the men I saw in the hospital had
a scratch or wound. The Germans
have given out that lt Is a rapid, painless death—the liars. No torture
could bo worse than to give them a
dose of their own gas."
Is now open for
business in the
Willard Block
Duiisinuir Ave.
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Enlarging a
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\t      T     NOTICE.
Effective from oct. 1st, 1914.
No games of any kind will be
permitted on    the   Recreation
Grounds on Sundays between the
hours of 11a.m. and 12 noon, and
between 2 p.m, and 3.p.m.
Canadian Collieries  (Dunsmuir)
Limited,
J. R. Lockard,
General Superintendent.
Don't forget the Garden Party
on Tuesday.SAug. 17th.
J rCR|lKE LATEST IN
MILLINERY
SEE
Mrs. John Gillespie
West Cumberland
F1EE   INSURANCE
For absolute protection
write a policy in the London & Lancashire Fire Insurance Co., of Liverpool.
Total Assets • 126,788,930.
W.   WILLARD.
LOCAL
A Q E Nl
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
DUNSMUIR   AVENUE
First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates
WILLIAM   MERRIFIELD, Proprietor.
F.   LIGHTER
PRACTICAL WATCHMAKER
JEWELLER AND OPTICIAN
SPECIALIST ON ENGLISH LEVER
AND SWISS WATCHES.
ILO-ILO   THEATRE   BLOCK!
Dunsmuir Avenue.
SPECIAL LINES IN
WHITE PIQUE
TO-DAY AT
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THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
U. S. TARIFF QUESTION.
The boards of trade, with the
Conservative and Liberal Associations throughout the province,
are asking for an import duty on
fuel oil—at present imported by
the shipload from California duty
free. This is unfair competition
to the coal mining industry of the
province, causing hundreds and
thousands of coal miners to remain idle and curtailing the provincial output to the extent of
■about eight hundred thousand
tons of coal per annum.
And while we are knocking at
the door of the Dominion Govern
ment through our representatives
pleading for an import duty on
fuel oil in order that our local
mines may resume work and
compete successfully against this
foreign product, our neighbors
across the border are in some
-cases in a similar predicament,
•although not affected to such an
extent as we are by fuel oil.
The moment that the business
man of the United States sees
upon  the  horizon the  faintest
streaks of a depression in some
particular line of trade caused by
unfair competition and that it is
.going to affect the masses and
business of that state, a protest
goes up that can be heard from
the Atlantic to the Pacific, a blast
goes foi th that resounds through
the corridors of the White House,
until there is a commission hurriedly appointed or some one  detailed to inquire into the cause of
the trouble, or the falling off of
trade by unfair competition such
as we have in the fuel oil from
California.
The Seattle Board of Trade is
attempting to remedy conditions
in certain lines, and among other
things is searching and inquiring
into the possibility of placing a
tariff on Canadian products as it
affects their industries. In other
words, they are dealing with unfair competition, and with that
object in view the Federal Trade
Commission held an inquiry on
Monday. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer of Tuesday, August 10th
in reporting the proceedings of
that commission in part says:
"Place a tariff on Canadian
products and those of other
countries equal to that placed by
them on our products and we
have no complaint to offer."
This was the gist of a strong
plea made by prominent Seattle
manufacturers before the federal
trade commission which began a
. two-day hearing yesterday in the
Chamber of Commerce.
Equally strong was the plea
made for recommendation of legislation whereby American ships
could compete on a practically
equal footing with the shipping
of foreign countries.
Proof that the repeal of the
tariff on Canadian products had
made it possible for Canadian
lime manufacturers to sell their
product in the United States at a
price far lower than that asked
in Canada was offered by J. S.
McMillan, president of the
Tacoma and Roche Harbor Lime
Company. The statement aroused
keen interest on the part of the
commission, and Mr. McMillan
was asked to file his data as a
formal complaint.
" In preferring charges of unfair competition I offer data to
show that Canadian lime manufacturers sell their product for
$1.30 per barrel in Canada, 90
cents in Seattle, and 82 cents in
the Hawaiian Islands," said McMillan. "If it is possible for us to
prevent unfair competition among
our own people, why should we
not be able to do it with residents
of a foreign country?" Mr, McMillan said that of the twenty
lime kilns in the Puget sound
basin, only one of them was operating at the present time, and
that is due to the cheapness of
labor in Canada; it was impossible
for American 1 me manufacturers
to meet the price offered by Canadian manufacturers.
The commission requested that
he furnish them with a list of the
names of resident agents in the,
United States who were assisting
in the alleged unfair practice.
G§
The Comox Logging & Railway
Co. shipped in nearly a car load
of potatoes last week. In a valley
as fertile as Comox, where so
many potatoes are grown, this
should not be necessary. We
understand it is the growers
themselves who are responsible.
Potatoes are worth twenty dollars
per ton on the Vancouver and
New Westminster markets, and
as these are the large consuming
markets potatoes should be a
trifle cheaper here. Instead, the
prices asked by the growers is
anywhere from thirty to fifty
dollars per ton—whatever the
buyer will stand.—The Courtenay
Review.
TENDERS
RENDERS are invited for the
purchase of the Stock and
Fixtures of the Ideal Store, Cumberland, B. C., as a going concern.
Dry Goods, Gents Furnishings,
Boots and Shoes, about $3,100;
Groceries, about $800; Fixtures,
$1,000.
All tenders must be received
not later than Saturday noon,
August 21st, 1915.
Highest or any tender not
necessarily accepted.
J. M. O'DRISCOLL,
In charge.
R. P. DOWNES.
OD of our fathers, at whose call
We now before Thy footstool fall;
Whose grace hath made our Empire strong,
Through love of right, and hate of wrong,
In this dark hour we plead with Thee,
For Britain's cause on land and sea.
Not for the lust of war we fight,
But for the triumph of the right;
The strife we hate is on us thrust,
Our aims ?re pure, our cause is just;
So strong in faith we plead with Thee
For Britain's cause on land and sea.
Asleep beneath Thine ample dome,
With many a tender dream of home;
Or charging in the dust and glare,
With war-bolts hurtling through the air;
In this dark hour we plead with Thee
For Britain's sons on land and sea.
If wounded in the dreadful fray,
Be Thou their comfort and their stay;
If dying, may they in their pain,
Behold the Lamb for sinners slain;
In this dark hour we plead with Thee
For Britain's sons on land and sea.
And soon, O Blessed Prince of Peace,
Bring in the days when war shall cease,
And men and brothers shall unite,
To fill the world with love and light;
Meanwhile, O Lord, we plead with Thee,
For Britain's cause on land and sea.
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Ben Nicholls left for Union Bay
on Thursday to join the Canadian
Expeditionary forces.
Mrs. H. S. Fleming and family
arrived here on Wednesday from
Victoria, enroute for Campbell
River.
Bush fires are numerous to the
south of Cumberland, in some
cases people remaining on the
watch night and day to protect
their homes.
Our Contemporary, the Herald,
which embarked on the stormy
seas of Journalism a little over a
year ago, crave up the ghost last
week, and the plant has been
shipped back to Vancouver. Mr.
Filmer intends going to the
Prairies for a time before embarking in business again.—The
Courtenay Review.
A number of Bevan and Punt-
ledge men are drilling for military
service.
IN JUMPERS.
Put in the shekels and take out the shells.—Westminster
Gazette. THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
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St. George's Presbyterian
Church
Services, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Class, 1.30 p.m.
Sunday School. 2.30 p.m.
Prayer    Meeting,    Wednesday
evening 7.30.
Choir Practice, Wednesday evening 8.30.
Pastor, Rev. Jas. Hood.
Methodist Church.
Services: Morning at 11 o'clock.
Evening at 7 o'clock.
Service at Bevan, 2 o'clock p.m.
Bible Study   (Sunday  School),
2.30 p.m.
Choir Practice, Friday, 7.30 p.m.
Ladies' Aid Society, First Tuesday of each month at 7.30 p.m.
Rev. Henry Wilson, Pastor.
Holy Trinity Church.
(Anglican.)
Services for 11th Sunday after
Trinity:
8.30 a. m., Holy Communion
11 a.m. Matins.
2.30 p.m., Sunday School
7 p.m., Evensong.
Service of Intercession in behalf of H.M. Forces on Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Arthur Bischlager, Vicar.
Be as up-to-date in
your Music as in
your book-reading
You hostesses, either daughter
or lady of the home, can you
more pleasantly entertain your
callers and guests than by playing for them the latest music ?
Our diversified stock of latest
compositions includes every
class of music from the newest
opera to the most recent ragtime hit.
Here are some of the latest
"Best Sellers:"
"There's a Little Spark of Love Still
Burning,"
"I'm on My Way to Dublin Bay."
"When You Wore a Tulip, etc."
"Charlie Chaplin Walk."
"My Little Girl."
"Little House Upon the Hill."
"My Little Dream Girl."
"In the Hills of Old Kentucky."
Only 15c. per copy
Add one cent per copy
extra for postage.
G.A.Fletcher
Music Company,
22 Commercial St., Nanaimo
IRONS
REDUCED
Beginning Saturday, August 14th, we will dispose of
our remaining stock of Electric Irons for
$2.95 each
If you have ever wanted an Iron, now is your chance
while the supply lasts.
Cumberland Electric Lighting Co.,
Phone 75 Limited P. 0.314
ODDS WERE EVEN
A very interesting game of
baseball was played last Monday
evening when two teams representing the Odds and Evens of
the west end section of Cumberland strove with might and main
for over two hours to establish
which was the better team.
Many of the players deserve
credit, especially those who were
more used to handling a cricket
bat than a baseball bat, but all
worked hard for the honors.
The result was a score of 38
runs for the Evens against 16
runs for the Odds.
Now is the time to purchase
screen doors and window screens
before the hot weather comes on.
A full line at Tarbell's Hardware
Store.
The B.C. Electric has notified
their single men to the effect:
Your King and Country need you,
we can spare you.
W. Hayman, formerly of the
Ideal Store, returned on Tuesday
from a visit to the Mainland.
Stoves & Ranges
Furniture, Crockery, Enainelware
Paints, Oils, Edison it Columbia
(iraphophoiies
Novelties, Toys, Etc.
T. E. BATE
Magnet Cash Store
P. O. Box 279
Phone 31 SIX
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
PATRIOTIC DANCE
The residents of Royston gave
a barn dance on Saturday evening
in aid of the aeroplane fund. The
dance was held in the barn at the
water front, which was beautifully decorated with flags and
bunting for the occasion by Mr.
Douglas, E. & N. Railway station
agent at Royston. The affair was
a success both financially and
socially, about thirty-five couples
were in attendance from various
parts of the district. Messrs.
Parnham, Roy and Murdock supplied the music. The amount
collected at the door by Miss
Dorothy Simms and David Roy
amounted to $26.25, the receipts
for ice cream and coffee were
$12.85, expenditure in connection
with the dance $6.75, net receipts
$32.35. Mrs. C. M. Houghton,
Mrs. Devid Roy, Mrs. Jos. Idiens
and Mrs. Chas. Simms kindly
attended to the" refreshments
during the evening.
HAD LOTS TO SAY IN STRIKE
THAT FAILED.
This is the time and place to
buy your requirements for school
Simon Leiser & Co., Ltd.
Born—To the wife of Pt. Len
Piket of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces, on Monday, Aug.
9th, a daughter.
KCPPl'ER. ' -"     ,     '   '_'
J. J. Keppler—International vice-
president of the machinists union,
who handled the men's affairs at
the Remington Arms factories.
Brighten-up with a little Sherwin-Williams Paint. It wears
longest and looks the best of any
on the market.
HOUSE FOR RENT ON MARYPORT
Ave. House at present occuped by
W.F. Ramsay. Low rent to one who will
keep it in good condition. Apply Simon
Leiser & Co., Ltd.
We Recom-
mend the
use of
'QUEEN'
BEER.
A beer'you can't help liking—so
mild,, so pure, so very good.
Every possible precaution is taken
in the brewing and bottling. Ask
at the hotels for QUEEN BEER,
—you'll like it.
Pilsener BrewingCo., Ltd.
Cumberland, B.C.
li
Wellington Colliery Railway Company
TIME TABLE No. 2.
"C
TVE   MAY
1st.
1915.
■t
READ   UP
STATIONS
READ   DOWN
Sat.    Fri.
Thur
Wed.
Tue
Mon.
Sun.
Sjun.
Mon.
Tues.
Wed.
Thurs
Fri,
Sat.
P.M.   '  P.M.
4.35  < 7.35
P.M.
4.35
P.M.
7.35
P.M.
4.35
P.M.
4,35
A.M.
9.35
P.M.
3.35
Cumberland
A.M
7.00
P.M.
1.00
A.M.
10:30
P.M.
2.00
A.M.
10:30
A.M.
7:00
A.M.
10;30
A.M.
7:00
■   4.10  , 7.10
4.10
7.10
4.10
4,10
9.10
3.10
Bevan
7.25
1.25
10:55
2.25
10:55
7:25
10:55
7:25
4.05     7.05
4.05
7.05
4.05
4.05
9.05
3.05
Puntledge
.7.30
1.30
11:00
2:30
11:00
7:30
11:00
7:30
■
4.00 ; 7,00
4.00
7.00
4.00
4,00
9.00
3.00
(f)Lake Trail Road
7.35
1.35
11:05
2.35
11:05
7:35
11:05
7:35
3.55     6.55
I
3.55
6.55
3.55
3,55
8.55
2.55
(f) Courtenay Road
7.40
1.40
11:10
2.40
11:10
7:40
11:10
7:40
j   3.50    6,-50
3.50
6.50
3.50
3,50
8.50
2.50
(f)    Minto Road
7.45
1.45
11:15
2.45
11:15
7:45
11:15
7:45
i
3.45 ; 6.45
3.45
6.45
1
3.45  | 3.45
8.45
2.45
Royston
7.50
1.50
11:20
2:50
11:20
7:50
11:20
7:50
1
3.30  ! 6.30
3.30
6130
3.30 j 3,30
8.30
2.30
Union Bay
1
8.00
2.00
11:35
3.00
11:35
8:00
11:35
8:00
An extra train will leav*1 Cumberland for Bevan on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9:30 p. m.
Stations marked (f) are flag stops only.
WELLINGTON COLLIERY RAILWAY COMPANY THU   1SLANDUK,  (JUMbUKLAJND, B. O.
SEVEN
A
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., L L. D, D.CJ-, President
ALEXANDER LAIRD. General Mmnager JOHN AIRD. An't General Manager
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FUND, $13,500,000
FOREIGN BUSINESS
This Bank offers unsurpassed facilities to those doing business with
-foreign countries. It is specially equipped for the purchase and sale of
Sterling and other Foreign exchange, drafts and CableTransfers, and
for the financing of imports and exports of merchandise.
Commercial credits, Foreign Drafts, Money Orders, Travellers' Che*
ques and Letters of Credit issued and available in all parts of the world.
Collections effected promptly at reasonable rates. S22
CUMBERLAND BRANCH.        A. J. BURNS! DE, Manager.
MRS. B. G. CRAWFORD,
DEALER IN
HAY, FLOUR and
GENERAL FEED
BARN IS NOW FULLY STOCKED AND IMMEDIATE
DELIVERY CAN BE MADE.
Warehouse at Courtenay.   .
Phones Y91 and R99.
IMPORTANT.TO  CUSTOMERS:—No  Orientals,  Agents,  or  Solicitors
employed.
SweepingReduchon
-IN-
LADIES' and GENTS'
TAILOR-MADE
CLOTHING
Suits made to order that were $30.00 and       ttOC (\f\
$35.00.   Your choice now for        «p^iJ.UU
When material is supplied making is reduced from $20.00
to $14.00.
S.   ISAKA,
Cumberland   Tailor
Maker of Ladies' and Gents' High-class Clothing
Dunsmuir Ave., Cumberland, B.C.
\*m
sum iTirniifisntfinfc—aumf
ROLL UP FOR WORK! .
In some respects the public
meeting which has been called by
the Mayor for next Wednesday
evening is easily the most important which has ever been held in
Cumberland. Its object is of
more immediate interest to the
people of this community—if they
only knew it—than the great war
itself. In fact, i. has to do with
the war, for it amounts to this:
shall Cumberland and the other
coal mining towns continue to be
a burden and a drag on the
country during the war, or shall
they get in line as workers and
producers and bear their full
share of the country's burden?
Cumberland has done something in the war, but where is
the man who is satisfied with the
extent of that something? How
many men are there here who
have been compelled to turn a
deaf ear to all appeals, for the
single bitter reason that their
earnings have been too small
even to provide decently for their
own families?
The object of the meeting on
next Wednesday evening is to
devise ways and means of bringing about a resumption of activity
and prosperity in the coal mines.
Is that not an object of the very
first importance to all of us?
Think how wretched conditions
have been for a year past and
how black the prospect still is! lt
is the purpose of this meeting to
p'oint a way out, and where is the
man who wil! not give his help?
Men of Cumberland ! If the
Facts which have been put
before you recently have convinced you that fuel oil is your greatest enemy (which IT is) come to
this meeting prepared to take a
stand for your rights. Under
Canadian National Policy the industry by which you live has a
right to protection against destructive foreign competition.
Come and help.
If you are not yet convinced of
that fact, come anyhow. Other
facts and arguments will be presented which perhaps you have
not yet heard. You owe it to
yourself and to your family anr!
to your country to learn the truth
on this matter. Come and learn
—and then help.
SPECIAL SALE OF
DINNER SETS
AND
TOILETWARE
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
CUMBERLAND, O C.
Phone 14
A.McKINNON
THE FURNITURE  STORE
WMt
CELEBRATE SILVER WEDDING
Mr. and Mrs. 0. H. Ftchner,
of the Riverside Hotel, Courtenay,
will celebrate their silver wedding
on Monday. August 16. 'The occasion will be marked by a grand
ball in the CourtenayOperaHousc.
Mr. Fechner extends to any of
his old friends in Cumberland a
cordial invitation tp be present.
SPRINGTIME
After the fires your house with dirt
gets thick.
So don t you think you had better be
quick,
And call on the painter and have
your house fixed.
H. PARKINSON
Painter and   Paperhanger
SIGN WORK A SPECIALTY
Cumberland. B.C.
Cumbertand
DYE WORKS
HIGH-CLASS
DYERS   AND   CLEANERS
Cleaning,
Dyeing and
Pressing.
Next door to Bank of Commerce,
Dunsmuir Ave.,        Cumberland, B.C.
Meiftrti
Practical Carriage and Wagon
Builders.
General  Blacksmiths.      Horse-
Shoeing  a specialty.   Auto
Wheels Kebuilt, or
Repaired.
Any kind of Body built to order.
All Work Guaranteed.
Kierstead & Burton
P.O. Box 410   Cumberland. B.C.
The
New Home
Bakery
A fine selection of cakes, pies and
small pastry made daily.
Fresh   Bread   Daily
AFTERNOON   TEAS   SERVED
J.H. Halliday
Dunsmuir Ave.
EDWARD W.   BICKLE
NOTARY  PUBLIC
FINANCIAL  AND   INSURANCE   AGENT
PHONES: OFFICE. 3-5     RESIDENCE 7-8
P.O. DRAWER  430
OFFICE;   THE   ISLANDER   BLDG..
DUNSMUIR AVE..   CUMBERLAND EIGHT
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
TOWN    TOPICS
Miss Margaret Stewart is home
on a visit.
W. Willard left yesterday for
Victoria.
Miss Laura Hathway left for
Nanaimo on Thursday morning.
Henry Devlin, the inspector of
mines, left for Nanaimo on Wednesday.
Boots and shoes will be specially priced for the sale at the Big
Store.
Miss Vera, daughter of Mayor
Bickle, of Ladysmith, arrived on
Thursday evening on a few days
visit.
Bevan has started a detachment
of the Comox District Home
Guards with about 45 recruits and
still more coming io.
You can save money by attending the sale at Simon Leiser &
Co. today.
There will be no lacrosse game
as scheduled between Victoria
Nationals and Cumberland tomorrow, the Nationals failing to
make arrangements.
H. McArthur, late principal of
the Cumberland Public School,
left for Vernon on Wednesday.
Mr. Richards, first assistant, has
been appointed in his stead.
Dr. A McKay Jordan, the eye-
specialist of Vancouver, is visiting the Island and will give Cumberland a half day on Thursday,
August 19th, from 12to 6 p.m.,
at T. D. McLean's the Jeweler, j
The City team defeated Cour-1
tenay at baseball on Sunday by a
score of 7 to 5. This leaves Cum
berland and Courtenay tied for
the cup. To-morrow the final
game for the cup will be played
at Bevan.
Grand Master Chas. Marsh, of
the Nanaimo County L.O.L., has
been visiting this district during
the week, attending Courtenay
L.O.L., Union Bay L.O.L., and
at the regular meeting of Cumberland L.O.L., on Thursday.
Mr. Marsh returned to Nanaimo
Friday morning.
A parcel of supplies for wound
-ed Canadian soldiers has been
sent to the Victoria headquarters
from the Red Cross workers of
Union Bay, per Mrs. D. R. Hag-
gart. The ladies of Union Bay
have organized to assist the Red
Cross movement, and their consignments are always of excellent
quality. The Work Committee
at headquarters, Victoria, has put
on record both its grateful appreciation of such help from distant
friends and also of the encouragement and mutual sympathy tnus
e gendered.
t ■'VN^VfVN/*
THE   BIG   STORE
SEMI-ANNUAL
BLEARING $ALf
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes,
and Gents' Furnishings,
Commencing
SATURDAY, AUGUST 14TH
FOR ONE WEEK ONLY
TERMS STRICTLY CASH
Our stocks in the above departments are much too large
and must be reduced considerably. We intend making
a large reduction and we know prices will do it. Our
stock is composed of general dry goods, most of it
bought before prices advanced.    A double saving is
yours at this sale.
•
All Regular Lines of Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, and
Gents Furnishings will be reduced 10 per cent, for
this sale.
0\AT^\^W\i^/ «
SIMON LEISER & CO.,
LIMITED.
THE   BIG  STORE.
Phone 3-8
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